Latest Update June 2024

Welcome all members and visitors!


New helpdesk at Polesworth!

The society is delighted to announce a NEW helpdesk at Polesworth! This will be at the Polesworth Library on the fourth Thursday of each month. NNWFHS is pleased that this new opportunity for people to visit the library and seek expert guidance or help with a conundrum has now been launched – especially since it was planned pre-Covid.

Stop the Destruction of Wills 

Following last month’s news, the online petition reached the initial 10,000 to get a “government response”.  But do please sign!  If the magic 100,000 signatures is achieved, there has to be a debate!

There is a most helpful article about this proposal in the Really Useful Bulletin 41 . The Family History Federation does not support the proposal to destroy original wills. NNWFHS is making a formal response – it does not support the destruction of original documents.

Please sign the petition:  

Please ensure all researchers know and that they at least sign the petition.   


Each Month…

NNWFHS sends out a monthly newsletter to members which is packed with all sorts of useful information, occasional teasers and interesting articles on local topics and sometimes more national news items such as the release of the 1921 census.

NNWFHS also holds two other Zoom events. Come and Talk Family History  and DNA Group – Down New Avenues.  Both are informal online gatherings where participants can chat with each other about family history or anything else really! These are usually held each month on the last Tuesday and are for members only.– discussing all aspects of DNA.

These two digital innovations are only open to members only – but for a membership fee £10 per year, it is excellent value! The membership also includes a quarterly journal and of course access to a special members only section of our website.  NNWFHS is known as the Friendly Family History Society of North Warwickshire and you will be warmly welcomed into the fold.


Helpdesks are hosted each month by local libraries and staffed by NNWFHS volunteers.

Third Monday – 10.00am-noon. Coleshill Library. Tel: 0300-555-8171

Third Wednesday – 2.00pm-4.00pm. Atherstone Library. Tel: 0300-555-8171

Fourth Thursday – 2.10pm-4.30pm Polesworth Library.


Most people these days are familiar with buying stuff online. Click on ​ NNWFHS Shop and see what’s on offer from resources, booklets, transcriptions and much more. Take a look! You may be surprised at what you can find! You can also join our society or renew your membership too. 

NNWFHS also has a shop at Genfair 

A complete list of all our events can be found on the Events Page of this website.

If you wish to join our friendly society, please use the tab on our NNWFHS/join page on this website to find details about how to join and the types of membership available.